Town of Valdese COVID-19 Update
Amid the growing concern surrounding COVID-19, the Town of Valdese, in accordance with the most recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, have decided that effective March 17, 2020 to close recreation facilities, the Old Rock School and suspend all Town sponsored events until further notice. Click LEARN MORE below for more information.
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Experience Our Culture- Founded on the lively traditions of the original Waldensian settlers, The Town of Valdese continues to celebrate the heritage and resiliency of the Waldensian people who traveled here from Italy in 1893. You can experience this rich culture by visiting our historic attractions, attending one of our many annual events, or by simply strolling through our streets.
Valdese, in the heart of Burke County is located in the foothills of Western North Carolina "where the Piedmont meets the Mountains." The Catawba River traverses Burke County west to east creating a wide valley and Lake Rhodhiss. The valley is intersected by I-40, US Highways 64 and 70, and NC Highways 18 and 181. Interstates 26, 77, and 85 are within a 50 mile radius. Founded on the rich traditions of 19th century Waldensian settlers, the Town of Valdese honors the heritage and determination of the Waldenses with its historic attractions, parks and annual events. Bordered by Mineral Springs Mountain to the south and the beautiful waters of Lake Rhodhiss to the north, Valdese is the perfect destination for a small town experience surrounded by nature. The Town of Valdese website has been created to assist citizens, businesses and visitors with up to date information about the services the Town of Valdese provides. Browse our website to see what Valdese has to offer.
•16 miles west of Hickory, NC
•64 miles east of Asheville, NC
•65 miles northwest of Charlotte, NC
•85 miles west of Winston-Salem, NC
•200 miles northeast of Atlanta, GA
Valdese Mailing Address: PO Box 339, Valdese, NC 28690